Assessment is a technique used by both organisations and individuals to understand people’s strengths and weaknesses. Properly conducted assessments make use of scientific tools and methods to ensure that outcomes are accurate and a true representation of the person being assessed. They are particularly useful where important talent management decisions need to be made, such as recruitment, succession planning, promotion and when identifying areas for development.
Assessment, properly conducted, can make an enormous positive difference to an organisation’s financial performance. The cost of poor leadership performance can be immense:
Assessment is used primarily for two reasons:
Enables organisations to identify the strengths and development areas of their leaders so that they can identify their top performers and put them into those critical roles which need the best performers.
Enables organisations to identify the strengths and development areas of their leaders so that they know what to focus on for their development to achieve their full potential.
Organisations only perform at their best when they have the best people in the most critical positions, who are operating at their full potential. This can only be achieved through a properly thought through assessment strategy.
Note: All assessments can be undertaken either virtually (i.e. remotely through a computer) or face to face, depending on the wishes of the client.
Increase in Productivity due to better leadership*
Maximum decrease in voluntary turnover through better leadership**
Effective Leaders typical Increased Return on Capital*
* Bloom, Lemos, Sadun, Scur and Van Reenin 2014
** Smart CEO
Identification of purpose and objectives
High level assessment design is present to the client
Implementation plan with timings is developed
Includes regular reviews every two weeks
Includes further steps for organisation in order to maximise impact
Sinclair is one of the greatest professionals I had the privilege to work with. His knowledge in discovering and developing people`s strengths and weaknesses through Assessment and Coaching always impresses me. Sinclair is above all a man of ethical principles, upright, caring about people at all levels and being able to create and maintain a pleasant working environment where the team can reach its highest potential.
During my time setting up the Public Sector Team at Penna we found that a key component was effective engagement with the Consultants with our change practice. Sinclair was one who went out of his way to engage with us and articulate both his passion and expertise. This enabled me to fast-track my understanding and appreciation of what was immediately transferable and practical. In essence Sinclair was both far sighted and generous with his discretionary time to invest in what we were doing that it resulted in a win-win situation. His integrity and passion for change and making a difference run through very strongly and in that I would recommend him highly to any future client.
Sinclair has been part of PDI's team of consultants in Saudi Arabia, who provide assessment services to one of the largest oil company in the world. He has always demonstrated the highest professional value, going above and beyond expectations (e.g.: adapting to changes in procedures very quickly even giving suggestions to improvements). His calm attitude together with his sociability makes it very easy and rewarding to work with him. I can highly recommend him as an HR professional.
Sinclair is a delight to work with. He sees complex issues in organisations and explains them in simple and complete ways. This is invaluable for colleagues and clients alike. Sincliar's superior technical skills in recruitment, assessment and development are matched by his charm and his generous nature. I for one would certainly work with sinclair again.
Sinclair and I have worked together occassionally over a few years on assignments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The main focus of the work we have done is running Assessment Centres and delivering Executive Coaching. In all of this Sinclair comes around as a very knowledgeable I/O Psychologist. He is very intelligent, witty and a quick learner. He builds strong relationships with clients and he is a warm and caring person. I highly recommend him for similar assignments!
Sinclair and I have worked together on numerous assessment assignments. He is extremely professional, competent and diligent as well as being a very supportive colleague. I have no reservations in recommending Sinclair, he is very good at what he does and will always deliver a first class service. He is kind, considerate and team orientated but equally able to handle difficult situations or conversations.
Sinclair is a very smart and likeable consultant with whom I have worked in the past. The quality of his work is excellent and I recommend him highly.
Sinclair impresses me as a very professional and considerate colleague with strong international credentials. As an assessment and development practitioner he is both objective in his work and creative and impactful in his ability to communicate insights to coachees. I look forward to working with him again and have no hesitation in recommending him as an excellent consulting partner.
Sinclair is pleasure to work with. He has integrity, diligence, depth of knowledge & experience and a charming manner. It's always a pleasure to work with him.
I have worked with Sinclair and kindly recommend him for being an open minded, innovative and very determined professional. He is very fit for his job and his shrewdness and dedication are the key frame for his present and future success.
Sinclair is straighforward, honest and trustworthy. A pleasure to deal with and will do his best to deliver what has been promised.
Sinclair is the ultimate professional. He always goes the extra mile to ensure that his considerable expertise is utilised effectively for the benefit of clients.
Sinclair is very supportive, positive, balanced and straightforward.
Sinclair is a professional consultant and leader with particular expertise in assessment and development. He's passionate about what he does and is excellent at inspiring others who work with him. Sinclair keeps his head when things get tough and offers good advice. But what I admire most about Sinclair is his unwavering sense of personal integrity.
Whenever I had the privilege of working with Sinclair, I always found him to be hard working, insightful and above all a man of complete integrity. He has an incredibly supportive manner balanced with the drive to get things done. Sinclair is someone who I would recommend without hesitation.
I am lucky to have worked with Sinclair on various assignments at the University of Ulster in the middle and late 90s. Committed, knowledgeable energetic, professional and personable- an all round excellent team player and capable individual and absolute delight to work with. I can see from his professional recommendations that this has not changed.
Great consultant. High standards and has the gift of expertise without taking himself too seriously. You wouldn't be disappointed if you hired him.
The opportunity to test participants on a wide range of exercises directly related to the job, combined with in depth observation over a number of days must produce the bes...